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Plymouth in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Plymouth

 
 
Plymouth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 22, 2010
1. Plymouth Marker
Inscription.
Plymouth
First settled in the 1720's on land acquired from the Tunxis Indians, the Town of Plymouth, originally named Northbury, was incorporated in 1795. It includes the communities of Plymouth, Terryville, Pequabuck (formerly Susanville), East Church, and Greystone. In 1793 Eli Terry began making clocks in Plymouth, a craft carried on by his three sons, notably Eli Terry, Jr., for whom Terryville was named. The 1830's here saw the beginning of lock making, which became a major enterprise with the formation of the Eagle Lock Company in 1854, active until it closed in 1975. In 1847 a grandson of Eli Terry began the casting of malleable iron, a business still operative. Modern industries include agriculture, metal and wood products, meters, plastics, dies, pumps, chemicals, electrical equipment, and computers.
In the old cemetery adjacent to Plymouth Green lie the graves of forty-one veterans of the French & Indian and Revolutionary Wars.

Erected by the Town of Plymouth
the Plymouth Historical Society, Inc. and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1979
 
Erected 1979 by Town of Plymouth, Plymouth Historical Society, Inc., Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 40.46′ N, 73° 
Plymouth Marker and the Plymouth Historical Society image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 22, 2010
2. Plymouth Marker and the Plymouth Historical Society
2.54′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 6) and Todd Hollow Road, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Located on the side of the Plymouth Historical Society building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 572 Main Street, Plymouth CT 06782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site Of St. Peterís Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Plymouth Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Congregational Church of Plymouth (approx. 0.6 miles away); Plymouth Center School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Plymouth Burying Ground (approx. 0.6 miles away); Constitution Oak (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Eli Terry Jr. Water Wheel (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fr. Michael J. McGivney (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
 
Also see . . .  Plymouth, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 1, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Plymouth Historical Society image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 22, 2010
3. Plymouth Historical Society
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 918 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 1, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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